He is the master at keeping himself in the skating world headlines. This week, it's tweets about a possible upcoming book, a fresh round round of Evan snubs, and more on his vision of a yet to be created 'Spectacular' at Madison Square Garden featuring Lady GaGa. He's never boring, that's for sure.
First, the book tweet is causing quite the stir among literary circles on Twitter. I think should this book ever come about, it be a hit and could seriously up his celebrity cred.
Second, Johnny called his vision of a show with Lady GaGa (Elton John too!) a "Spectacular" taping some of his favorite skaters to be in it (Yu-Na Kim and Sasha Cohen making the list of possible performers).
Who doesn't make the list of possible attendees...Evan Lysacek. Johnny told Michelle Ruiz of the New York Magazine Daily Intel Blog, "Evan is fine as a person. We've been competitors for years and years and years and that's kinda the forefront to us being people to each other. I think he worked very hard and he deserved that Olympic gold medal and he does a good job. He does his work. But as a person I don't really know him that well and we've never really made the effort to be nice to each other." Ruiz asked Johnny if he watched Evan on Dancing with the Stars..."No. And I won't." To cap it all off, he tweeted a good luck message to Nicole Scherzinger yesterday.
Book writing, skating spectaculars, glitz and glamour...I get the idea that we will NOT be seeing Johnny on competitive ice again. But somehow, the thought of him as more a performer vs competitor is more appealing to me.
Thanks Doreen, Jill, Ice Mom for the updates!